Miliband is under pressure to back the government's climate change plan
By Bob Ward - 10 September 17:02

Labour is facing a test of Ed Miliband's commitment to climate change ahead of its party conference later this month.

“Head, heart and soul”: Ed Miliband’s plea to Scotland
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 15:57

The Labour leader gave a speech in Scotland today, with an argument “from the head, from the heart, from the soul”. But using Labour's appeal in Scotland was his most promising strategy.

BP chief executive says No to Scottish independence
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 13:31

BP's chief executive, Bob Dudley, has confirmed his support for a No vote in the Scottish referendum.

The PM told Scots that the referendum was not about giving "the effing Tories" a kick.
Will Cameron's "effing Tories" remark help or hurt the No side?
By George Eaton - 10 September 13:05

The PM told Scots that the referendum was not about giving "the effing Tories" a kick. 

The Severn Bridge seen from Chepstow, Wales.
Operation disintegration: has the Scotland debate made regional parties smell blood?
By Alexander Woolley - 10 September 12:58

Time for a separate Cornish state, or an English First Minister? How about a breakaway Wales, or resurrecting Wessex? The UK's regional parties reflect on what the Scottish independence debate means for them.

Cranes operate near Battersea Power Station in London.
David Lammy on housing: "We cannot build some of the dross that's been built in the past"
By Alexander Woolley - 10 September 11:18

Labour MPs and potential rival mayoral candidates David Lammy and Tessa Jowell are among those fighting for co-operative approaches to London's problems.

Net neutrality shows that global cooperation is more important than national independence
By Sam Fowles - 10 September 10:11

Today is a net neutrality "day of action". But what is net neutrality, and what does it tell us about today's debates on Scottish independence and EU membership?

Unionist disunity? John Major blames Labour’s “deadly legacy” for putting the Union at risk
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 9:37

The former Conservative Prime Minister has stepped in to the Scottish independence debate, criticising the Labour party.

Lisa Nandy's speech at the Compass Annual Lecture: full text
By Lisa Nandy - 10 September 8:28

Nothing left to lose? Freedom and the left.

Air pollution in London is set to haunt Boris Johnson again
By Murad Qureshi - 10 September 8:19

Air pollution in London will haunt the Mayor of London once again, as his appearance at parliament's Environment Committee today marks an annus horribilis for air quality in the capital.

David Cameron: “We do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 7:57

The Prime Minister’s last-minute plea to Scotland.

How the Square Mile could be an unexpected counter to our “Downton Abbey-style society”
By Mark Boleat - 09 September 14:26

After recent reports that Britain is "deeply elitist", the City of London insists that social mobility is being championed where you would least expect.

Why a climate change agreement next year could be global diplomacy's last stand
By Alastair Harper - 09 September 14:15

With the golden age of international diplomacy behind us, the UK government has today published its thoughts on why a global deal on climate change is going to happen and is in our interest.

Leaders pull out of PMQs because of Scotland: a show of desperation?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 12:31

The three main party leaders have put out a joint statement saying they won't partake in Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow, because they want to concentrate on the Scottish referendum campaign.

Are MPs too busy to keep their promise to the world’s poorest?
By Richard Darlington - 09 September 10:57

This week, 100 MPs need to turn up to vote on the 0.7 per cent spending commitment on international development. At the moment, it's too close to call whether the bill will pass.

Labour must act in Scotland no matter the outcome of the referendum
By Douglas Beattie - 09 September 9:09

Independence or not, Labour in Scotland needs to feel distinctly separate these days, when so many in a land once seen as red in tooth and claw are supporting the nationalist cause.

Gordon Brown: the man who will save the Union?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 8:30

The UK press is praising the former Labour Prime Minister for his 11th-hour intervention, suggesting he should have had a more significant role in the Better Together campaign.

The former PM seizes the initiative on a plan for further devolution to Scotland.
Brown takes charge as Cameron backs his plan for "Scottish Home Rule"
By George Eaton - 08 September 18:54

The former PM seizes the initiative with a timetable for further devolution to Scotland. 

It don't matter if you're left or right: a new manifesto campaign
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 16:57

The Social Economy Alliance is launching a new "stealth campaign" today, splicing photos of left and right-wing figures' faces and plastering them around Westminster Tube.

Chuka Umunna's speech to the TUC: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 08 September 15:47

The shadow business secretary's message is pro-worker, pro-business.

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote.
How Salmond outplayed Cameron in the Scottish referendum talks
By George Eaton - 08 September 15:45

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote. 

Labour’s civil service reform proposals are wise, but could be derailed by a future coalition
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 15:37

The shadow cabinet office minister Michael Dugher has announced Labour’s plans for government: parties’ attitudes towards the civil service are vital, particularly in an age of coalition politics.

The Scottish independence surge has forced a complacent and smug elite to take notice
By Jason Cowley - 08 September 13:03

Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.

Alistair Darling: “I’m confident we will win the day”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 8:37

Opponents of Scottish independence are cranking up their campaign.

Labour leader will tell the TUC general council: "What working people have in common matters more than any division of creed, race or region. Or even nation."
Miliband on Scotland: class solidarity must trump national divisions
By George Eaton - 08 September 0:07

Labour leader will tell the TUC general council: "What working people have in common matters more than any division of creed, race or region. Or even nation."

The decision to keep devo max off the ballot paper may come to be seen as the Unionists' biggest error.
Westminster prepares to offer further powers to Scotland - but is it too little, too late?
By George Eaton - 07 September 15:40

The decision to keep devo max off the ballot paper may come to be seen as the Unionists' biggest error. 

Pro-independence side takes the lead for the first time with less than two weeks to go.
Scottish Yes campaign two points ahead in new poll
By George Eaton - 06 September 22:00

Pro-independence side takes the lead for the first time with less than two weeks to go. 

With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools.
Lib Dems defeat the Tories over bedroom tax reform - but would they vote to scrap it?
By George Eaton - 05 September 15:09

With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools. 

If Scotland votes Yes, will there be a silver lining for the rest of the UK?
By Emran Mian - 05 September 15:08

 Scottish independence negotiations could give the rest of the UK something like the civic conversation that Scotland is currently enjoying.

How much of a threat is Ukip to the Lib Dems?
By Richard Morris - 05 September 13:43

The Liberal Democrats aren't as universally europhile as you think.

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